... We all are upset about the financial issues in the past, but it is in the past. If you keep looking backward, you will never look forward.
Two years ago, the citizens replaced all the Council members running for office. Mr. Kelley, Ms. Stillman and Mr. Birch were elected (Ms. Rubin was appointed) and a new City Manager was hired.
In my opinion, these folks have helped return fiscal responsibility to the Council, In fact, I believe Ms. Stillman is chair of the Finance committee.
These folks want to help Monroe. Without the levy being passed, they are going to have to look at reductions in services, new fees/assessments or other unfavorable solutions.
I know that these council members want Monroe to be the best and they will work toward that end. Do not criticize them but offer suggestions or help if you can. You also need to attend Council meetings, read the council meeting minutes online and be involved. You seem like you have your mind made up on these issues but I ask that you give the Council a chance and work with them to get a more complete picture of the city financial status.
Candidate in 2005 City Council Election
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